Schwerdtfeger Library News, July 2002

Schwerdtfeger Library News - July 2002

By Jean Phillips

Grants Information

The Schwerdtfeger Library offers a grants information page as part of its web site. It includes:

Current Announcements

A listing of open funding opportunities filtered from various sources, including the Commerce Business Daily, the Federal Register, NASA, NOAA, NSF, the IRIS database, SPIN, the Chronicle of Higher Education and other information dissemination services. Topics covered include: atmospheric sciences, planetary sciences, weather forecasting, meteorology, oceanography, space sciences, astronomy, climate dynamics and climate change, cloud physics, science education, earth observation. If you'd like to be notified of funding opportunities please contact Jean Phillips to be added to the e-mail distribution.

Grants Resources

A breakdown, by federal agency, of announcements, forms, guides, regulations. This section is under development. If you know of other resources to which we should link, please contact us.

Community of Science, IRIS Database, SPIN

The Community of Science is an Internet site for the research and development community. It includes links to funding opportunities, an experts database, funded research, and access to a number of subject databases. The campus libraries have licensed access for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff.

The Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS) is a unit of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign. The IRIS Database currently contains over 8,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Users can search IRIS by sponsor, deadline date, keyword, and other criteria and is updated daily. The IRIS Database is not free; the campus libraries have licensed access for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff.

SPIN: Sponsored Programs Information Network is produced by InfoEd International. The funding opportunities database includes more than 1,200 private, government, and international agencies which all together offer more than 10,000 fellowships and grants available to institutions of higher education and academic clientele. The SPIN database is not free; the University Libraries have licensed access for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff.

Links to UW-Madison Resources

The Grants Information Center is located in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It is one of a network of approximately 200 collections established by the Foundation Center, an independent national service organization in New York, to provide an authoritative source of information on foundation and corporate giving for nonprofit organizations.

UIR, Information for Faculty & Other Researchers (UW-Graduate School), and Research and Sponsored Programs (UW-Graduate School) offer information on proposal preparation, rules, regulations, policies, forms, rates, etc. for University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and staff.


Updated 7/03/02.